Meetings are held 10 months a year, on Sundays from 1:30-3:30 pm or on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim (click for directions), 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Once a year we meet at the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library.

Meetings are subject to change so it is best to check this website for updates.

Next Meeting

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 12:30-2:30 PM  (Note earlier start time to accomodate temple event)

"Comparing Jewish Resources on Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, JewishGen", Ellen Kowitt, professional genealogist

Enjoy this comparative overview of Jewish record collections available on, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage, as well as research tools on each site that can be especially helpful for Jewish research. Also, learn how the JewishGen collections on differ from comparable collections on, both in content and the search experiences. Get tips on when it might be better to search on one site or the other.

Speaker: Ellen Kowitt is past president of JGS Colorado and JGS Greater Washington. She has served on the IAJGS board and has served on various IAJGS Committees; been a recipient of IAJGS Program and Stern Awards; led Ukraine trip for JewishGen Shtetlschleppers; created KehilahLinks websites and been Lyubar, Ukraine town leader for 23 years; coordinated Yizkor Book translations for Ukraine towns; and indexed revision lists, memorial plaques, gravestones, and Colorado probate records. Ellen is an Avotaynu contributor. She is currently Vice President of the Colorado Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists.

[Ellen Kowitt photo]

Ellen Kowitt

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